On the site Telegram, Greene cited her Facebook suspension, which prevents her from posting to her account for 24 hours for violating their standards on misinformation. The suspension comes the day after Twitter permanently suspended Greene’s person account for posting misinformation on the Covid-19 vaccine.
A spokesperson for Facebook-parent Meta said in a statement, “A post violated our policies and we have removed it; but removing her account for this violation is beyond the scope of our policies.”
Greene wrote that the actions by Facebook and Twitter “is beyond censorship of speech. I’m an elected member of Congress representing over 700,000 US tax paying citizens and I represent their voices, values, defend their freedoms and protect the Constitution.”
PREVIOUSLY, January 2: Twitter said on Sunday that it has permanently suspended the personal account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) for repeated violations of their Covid misinformation policy.
“We’ve been clear that, per our strike system for this policy, we will permanently suspend accounts for repeated violations of the policy,” a Twitter spokesperson said.
The permanent ban on the account of @mtgreenee came after she tweeted about Covid-19 vaccines.
The account she uses for her congressional office, @RepMTG, remains active.
Twitter earlier this year unveiled a “strike” system serve as an enforcement mechanism for its Covid-19 misinformation policy. The first strike served as a warning, but the second, third and fourth strikes included account locks. After five or more strikes, users can have their accounts permanently suspended.
In a statement, Greene’s office said in a statement through her office, per NBC News,”Twitter is an enemy to America and can’t handle the truth. That’s fine, I’ll show America we don’t need them and it’s time to defeat our enemies.”
Greene’s account was suspended for one week in August after she tweeted that the vaccines are “failing.” She was warned at the time that the violation of its Covid-19 policy was a fourth “strike.” Greene also has been repeatedly fined for violating mask wearing rules on the floor of the House of Representatives.
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